Giving Back

Banfield is committed to being active volunteers and passionate advocates for every local pet in need. That commitment is put into year-round action through the following programs:

PetSmart Charities®

Second Chance for Love National Adoption Weekends

Banfield supports PetSmart's quarterly 3-day weekend adoption events nationwide by donating coupons and selling raffle tickets for free flea and tick preventives, Optimum Wellness Plans and microchips. Proceeds from the raffle tickets are then given back to partnering shelters. Doctors at some hospitals have also given free examinations for each person that adopts a pet at these events.

Mars Volunteer Program

Many Banfield associates volunteer in communities across the country, making a difference in the lives of pets and people every day. That’s a philosophy Banfield embraces and encourages. It’s also a philosophy shared by our extended family at Mars through our Mars Volunteer Program (MVP).

Each year, Mars associates stand together to take part in the MVP, a worldwide initiative that harnesses our collective power to make a difference in the communities where we live and work. MVP is a powerful demonstration of how we—as a company and individuals—live our Five Principles. It’s a chance for us to have a positive impact on People, Planet and Performance by unleashing our greatest assets – our associates.

Local Support

Shelters, rescues and pet advocates are an integral part of every community. While Banfield as a company is involved in many larger-scaled programs and initiatives, local hospital associates around the country partner with many organizations through volunteerism and fundraising. Below are local events Banfield associates have supported, either through fundraising or volunteering:

  • Bark for Life (Encinitas, California)
  • Concord SPCA Walk for Animals (Concord, New Hampshire)
  • Doggie Dash (Portland, Oregon)
  • Drool in the Pool (Stafford, Virginia)
  • Furry Scurry (Denver, Colorado)
  • Lollypop Farm Telethon (Fairport, New York)
  • Morris Animal Foundation Canine Cancer Walk (Denver, Colorado)
  • Nebraska Humane Society Walk for Animals (Omaha, Nebraska)
  • PetSmart Charities PetWalk (Phoenix, Arizona)
  • Paws for a Cause (Lexington, South Carolina)
  • Rock and Rescue (Jenks, Oklahoma)
  • Wag a Tail Walkathon (Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • Walk for Animals (Golden Valley, Minnesota)
  • Wichita Woofstock (Wichita, Kansas)